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Golf Preview: Led by NH, teams return strong

Corydon Central

The Corydon Central Panthers have a few strong pieces returning, including seniors Brian Baker and Craig Whelan, juniors Nathan Lawton, Michael Merk and Joshua Faulkenburg and sophomore Ryan Coffman.
The Panthers would like to challenge county-rival North Harrison for the conference title after finishing third last season. Corydon Central’s season came to a close at the Floyd Central sectional after a seventh-place finish.
Other Panther golfers include sophomores Nathan Fraizer, Conor Whooley, Logan Amy, Greg Pope, Austin Ellett, Jesse Ashton and Reid Morgan and freshmen Joey Fisher.
The Panthers will open their season April 9 against North Harrison in a dual-match at Old Capital Golf Club east of Corydon.
Corydon Central will host the annual Old Capital Invitational May 2.

Lanesville

Another county squad, Lanesville, returns all of its starting golfers to the course this season.
‘I’m expecting my seniors to put forth a strong effort this year, and I am expecting a strong showing from junior Andy Glomb,’ coach Dane Carter said.
Those seniors include Kyle Murray, Ryan Wernert and Bradley Wright.
The Eagles finished second in the Southern Athletic Conference last season behind Henryville.
‘As a team, we plan to improve over last year’s second-place finish in the SAC and to continue to lower our individual team score,’ Carter said. ‘With such a small team, I am expecting each player to work hard to accomplish our goals.’
Rounding out the squad is sophomore Aaron Timberlake and freshmen Clayton Engel and Dillon Walther.
The Eagles will first tee up next Thursday at Valley View Golf Course in a tri-match with Crawford County and Floyd Central.

North Harrison

The 2009 North Harrison boys’ golf team looks to build upon one of its most successful seasons in school history.
Last season, the Cougars brought home another conference title, the squad’s fourth in five years, and qualified for the school’s first-ever regional after a second-place finish at the Floyd Central sectional.
But, that’s history. North Harrison brings back its top six golfers from a year ago, including seniors Matt Bruce and Dylan Spencer. Bruce and Spencer look to play in their third consecutive regional after qualifying as individuals two seasons ago.
Other returning letter-winners include seniors Chris Worrall and Nick Morris, junior Daniel Matthews and sophomore Alec Dones.
Coach Kelly Cooper hopes the team can compete for a sectional championship and make a run at advancing to the state tournament at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin. The Cougars begin the journey to Franklin Saturday in the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational at Covered Bridge Golf Course in Sellersburg.
A new event on the schedule will reveal how the Cougars stack up against the state’s best on one of the most difficult courses in Indiana, Coyote Crossing, in the Lafayette Jeff Invitational May 2.
Other potential contributors on the course for Cooper include seniors DJ Morris and Zach Anderson and sophomore Derek Lowhorn.

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